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Seminar Schedule

Looking to attend geological, geomechanical and/or environment related seminars? The department sponsors several seminars throughout the year, bringing notable speakers from around the northeast. Check out the seminar schedule below for this year’s presentations.

Seminars take place Fridays at 3 p.m. in Hutchison 229, unless otherwise noted. Seminars are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions about this schedule to the seminar coordinator, Penny Higgins:


FALL 2017

September 1

Mathew Evans

University of York

Oceanic controls of atmospheric photochemistry

Host: Murray

September 8TBATBA
September 15TBATBA
September 22

François Tissot


Uranium Stable Isotopes, from Stars to Starfish

Host: Ibanez-Mejia

September 29

Marlon Jean

University of Rochester

New Insights into the Mantle Processes of the Terrestrial Planets

Host: Higgins

October 6

Lisa Tauxe

University of California, San Diego

Hunting the magnetic field: the long collaboration between archaeology and paleomagnetism

Host: Tarduno

October 13 (Meliora Weekend)

Stefanie Brachfeld

Montclair State University

Mars, melts, and magnetism: Using synthetic basalts to understand the red planet

Host: Tarduno

October 20No SeminarNo Seminar
October 27TBATBA
November 3

Allison Macfarlane

George Washington University

Nuclear energy on an active planet: The relevance of geology to nuclear issues

Host: Tarduno

10:00 am in DEWEY HALL 1-101

November 10

John Higgins

Princeton University

Snapshots of Early and Mid Pleistocene Climate and Atmospheric Composition from the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area

Host: Petrenko

Co-sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environment

3:00 pm in DEWEY 2110D

November 17

Graham Lederer

United States Geological Survey

Beryllium Research at the U.S. Geological Survey:
A Critical Mineral Case Study

Host: Ibanez-Mejia

December 1

Phil Hopke

University of Rochester Medical Center

The Hidden Threat from Using Wood Pellets:
CO off-gassing and the solution

Host: Garzione

Co-sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environment

3:00 pm in GOERGEN 108

December 8VariousAGU Practice Talks
January 19TBATBA
January 26

Laurence Yeung

Rice University

The push and pull of life and light revealed by clumped isotopes

Host: Murray

February 2

Anna Michel



Host: Kessler

February 9TBATBA
February 16

Howie Scher

University of South Carolina

Chasing ice through space and time – Reconstructing polar ice sheets through the Cenozoic using the marine sediment record

Host: Higgins

February 21

David Stevenson

California Institute of Technology


Origin of the Moon

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Montroll Lecture Series




March 2

Michael Daley

Warner School of Education


Host: Garzione

March 9 (Friday before Spring Break)

March 23

Katherine Allen

University of Maine


Host: Borrelli

March 30

Robert Howarth

Cornell University


Host: Petrenko

April 6


April 13

April 20TBATBA

April 27


May 4 (Reading Week)